Monthly Archives: March 2015

Music Videos Filmed In Japan #6 Avril Lavigne – ‘Hello Kitty’ (2014)

When Avril Lavigne burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s I have to say that I warmed to the Canadian singer-songwriter quite quickly and, though not my usual music taste, she did come up with some cracking tunes like … Continue reading

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Tragedy Of Doha Article Featured In Latest J-Soccer Magazine

Despite an inadequate knowledge of the beautiful game in Japan, a certain Tokyo Fox has managed to once again contribute a couple of pieces to the latest copy of J-Soccer magazine (issue #15) which went on sale last week.   When I knew … Continue reading

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New Hachikō Statue In Tokyo

A new Hachikō statue was unveiled at the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo-ku very recently but unlike the statue outside Shibuya station, this one also features his master. Professor Hidesaburo Ueno was a professor of agricultural engineering at the University for over … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Die Another Day (2002)

This much derided 007 movie marked the 40th anniversary of the franchise and includes references to each of the 19 Bond films which preceded it. Having watched it again for this feature I don’t actually mind it as much as I … Continue reading

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Tsukuda – Going Beyond Tsukiji

Living very much in the shadows of its close neighbours Tsukiji and Tsukishima, the town of Tsukuda is not exactly on the map when it comes to tourism. However, it can make a pleasant half day trip for anyone wanting to extend … Continue reading

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Cemetery Junction Filming Locations (2010)

It’s very rare that I visit any movie locations beyond the nations capital when I’m back in Britain but earlier this year I went to the Great Central Railway in Loughborough which has been used for countless TV and film … Continue reading

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Clubcall: How We Got Our Club News In The Past

I was recently teaching a group of 8 year old Japanese kids the fascinating art of giving your telephone number in British English. A redundant feature of the modern world but the powers-that-be think they need to know that oh is said … Continue reading

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